Career/Job Opportunities

Opportunities posted with the Career Development Office are advertisements received from employers and job search sites. No guarantee of employment is stated or implied. Please call Tracy Engstrom, Coordinator, at 309.341.5246 with questions.


Full-Time Teller - Galesburg, IL (10/31/18)
First Mid Illinois Bank & Trust is hiring a full-time teller. 


  • High school diploma required.
  • Minimum of six months cash management experience and/or training required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in usage of Microsoft Office software, especially Excel, Outlook and Word.
  • Previous customer service experience of at least six months preferred.
  • Upon completion of relevant bank training and approval of Chief Deposit Services Officers, the Teller I position is upgraded to CSR I.

For a detailed job description and to apply, visit

Bookkeeper - Galesburg, IL (10/29/18)
Martin Sullivan seeks applicants for the position of Bookkeeper. 

Process all whole goods related sales transactions (settlements, invoicing, delivery receipts, etc.); assist with accounts payable activities, including coding and entering invoices for parts, complete goods, running check cycles and filing. Various data entry and other clerical duties as assigned.


  • Associates Degree in accounting/finance preferred but not required
  • Understands accounting fundamentals
  • Ability to use standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook and internet functions
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants and internal transfers will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin.

Apply online at

Seasonal Tax Preparation – Monmouth, IL (10/24/18)
A local accounting firm in Monmouth is looking for an Income Tax Preparer to work during the upcoming tax season.  This position will be full time from February 1st. through April 15. Experience in tax preparation is preferred, but not required. The successful candidate should have a good knowledge of tax and accounting terminology and procedures. 

We are willing to schedule around school or work time requirements to a reasonable extent. 

Duties include interviewing clients and verifying and entering the data on our software to complete an accurate tax return. We will train the preparer in the use of our software and will be available for guidance in problem areas if needed.

Interested parties should submit a resume with current contact information to P.O. Box 470, Monmouth, IL 61462.


Admin & Clerical

Full-Time Administrative Assistant - Galesburg, IL (11/7/18)
MSI seeks applicants for the full-time position of Administrative Assistant. The employee in this position will be expected to perform the duties of official greeter and lead administrative assistant, but also provide assistance and coverage for both the accounts payable and billing clerks. This employee should be able to perform several jobs at a high level when required.

Benefit Package

  • Salary and benefits commensurate with relevant experience
  • Full-time, Monday through Friday 7:30 am - 4: 30 pm
  • Seven paid holidays
  • Employer paid health insurance available
  • 401(k) with employer match offered
Experience: administrative assistant: 1 year (Preferred) 

Interested applicants may read a detailed job description and apply for the position at Keywords MSI; Location Galesburg, IL.

Receptionist - Galesburg, IL (10/24/18)
Knox Pet Clinic is seeking a friendly and professional individual to complete our receptionist team! Knox Pet Clinic is a small animal clinic and hospital, experience with animals is a plus. Candidate must be comfortable working on a computer including but not limited to email, Internet-based programs, and Cornerstone (clinic's software). As a receptionist you'll be the face of the clinic and the voice on the other line of the phone, customer service is very important. The right candidate will have excellent communication skills, works well with other team members, and have the ability to multitask.

Some receptionist responsibilities include:

  • Provide friendly, quality care to the patients and clients of Knox Pet Clinic
  • Receive incoming calls, screen those that are handled by other health care team members and take care of routine calls
  • Prepare to receive appointments by retrieving client records, preparing needed forms in advance of clients’ arrival
  • Prepare patient invoices
  • Assist in the updating of client files
  • Perform a variety of clerical duties
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Applicants may fill out an application, available at 658 W Main Street, Galesburg, IL

Experience: Receptionist: 1 year (Preferred); Customer Service: 2 years (Required)

Construction Crew Members - Galesburg, IL (10/24/18)
Cleary Building Corporation is hiring post frame sub contract building construction crew members. 

Like to run your own business?
Like to build but don’t like to sell?
Like to get paid fast from a debt free company?
Become a subcontractor for Cleary Building Corp!
We have a large backlot to keep you and your crew(s) busy!


  • Post Frame construction experience.
  • Deliver quality workmanship and build to plans provided.
  • Must have proper insurance coverage.
Explore our website to learn more about the Company’s proud history and tradition at

To get more information contact Dan O’Connell at 1-800-373–5550 ext. 2181 or email him at

Parts Delivery - Galesburg, IL (10/24/18)
O'Reilly Auto Parts is hiring a part-time delivery driver. Our Parts Delivery drivers provide excellent customer service through the safe and efficient delivery of parts and products to our professional customers using a company provided vehicle. Our drivers are also responsible for the cleanliness and standard maintenance of delivery vehicles as well as observing company safety procedures. You will ensure efficient deliveries by quality checking orders that ultimately gets our products in the hands of our customers.


  • Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR) per department standards
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to thrive in a busy, fast-paced retail environment

Apply online at


Carl Sandburg College Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/13/18)
Carl Sandburg College seeks applicants for the following positions:

  • Public Safety Officer-Weekend
  • Coordinator of Veterans and Military Servies/Financial Aid Specialist

For detailed job descriptions and to apply for a position, visit Click on About, Employment and Human Resources.

Health Care

Nursing Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/5/18)
The following nursing positions are available in the Galesburg area:

  • Medical/Surgical Registered Nurse
    We are looking for Med Surg Nurses (RN). The facility has a solid reputation in the industry. Night shift opportunities are available. Sign on bonus may be available for well-qualified candidates. 
  • Obstetrics Nurse
    We are looking for an OB Nurse (RN). The facility has a solid reputation in the industry. Night shift opportunities are available. Sign on bonus may be available for well-qualified candidates. 
  • Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse
    We are looking for an ICU Nurse (RN) to work the night shift. The facility has a solid reputation in the industry. Sign on bonus may be available for well-qualified candidates.
  • Emergency Room Registered Nurse
    We are looking for Emergency Room Registered Nurses (RN). The facility has a solid reputation in the industry. Day and night shift opportunities are available. Sign on bonus may be available for well-qualified candidates. 

Interested applicants may contact:

Jeremy Richey, Recruiter 
Medical & Healthcare Division

Licensed Practical Nurses - Galesburg, IL (11/5/18)
The Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living of Galesburg is looking for a part-time LPN for 2 weekends a month and holidays. We offer competitive wages and benefits including Health Insurance, Dental & Vision insurance, 401K and more.

Please contact Bridgette Teel for more information@ 343-5050 or apply in person at The Hawthorne Inn @ 2245 N. Seminary Street in Galesburg. 


Hotel Hospitality

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/6/18)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites is hiring for the following positions:

  • Customer service representative
    The purpose of this position is to provide superior customer service and operate the hotel’s front desk systems to assure the highest possible level of visitor and guest satisfaction. This will include answering the phones, process reservations, handle customer inquiries, and perform check-in/check-out of guests in the hotel in accordance with the hotel’s policies/procedures and the brand’s standards for quality, cleanliness, guest satisfaction, and safety and security.
  • Breakfast Attendant
    The purpose of this position is to prepare and oversee the breakfast bar area for delivery of the guests’ complimentary breakfast and customer service in accordance with the hotel’s policies/procedures, and the brand’s standards to achieve and maintain guest satisfaction, product quality, and safety and security.

For detailed job descriptions and to apply, visit Click on Careers.

Information Technology
IT Technician - Galesburg, IL (11/8/18)
The City of Galesburg seeks applicants for the position of IT Technician. To apply, all applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment through the City’s website at: To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted before December 07, 2018.




Law Enforcement/Security/Firefighter

Security Officer - Galesburg, IL (11/6/18)
Securitas if hiring a security officer. Gather more information and apply online Click on Join Our Team.

Correctional Officers - Monmouth, IL (10/24/18)
WARREN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE is accepting applications for Correctional Officer (CO). The candidate must be able to pass a background check, no criminal record, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a physical and drug screen. Successful applicant will perform correctional duties at the jail, including on site physical security, booking of prisoners, inputting and extracting record data, validating warrants, and occasional transports to court or other facilities. Will perform other duties as directed. Must be able to work weekends and holidays on differing shifts. A state certified six week academy must be completed with firearms qualification. Starting pay is $12.82 with annual increases, and health benefits, sick days, and paid vacation. 

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $12.82 /hour
Education: High school (Required)
Location: Monmouth, IL 61462 
License: Driver's License (Required)
Work authorization: United States (Required)

Interested applicants 18 years or older submit a resume to Warren County Sheriff’s Office, 121 North A Street, Monmouth, IL 61462.



General Utility Worker - Monmouth, IL (10/24/18)
Aramark seeks to hire a general utility worker for their Monmouth College location. The General Utility Worker is responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of dishes, serve ware, equipment, etc. In addition, the individual may perform other serviceable duties as assigned. Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by Aramark location based on client requirements and business needs. 

Apply online at


Part-Time Package Handler - Galesburg, IL (11/6/18)
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each day and workdays can vary (Monday – Friday) or (Tuesday – Saturday) depending on the building needs. Package Handlers typically do not work on holidays.

Package Handlers receive a competitive hourly rate and also an attractive benefits package. Please note that these opportunities are part-time only working approximately 17 1/2 – 20 hours per week.

For a detailed job description and to apply online, visit

Yard Work Help - Galesburg, IL (10/30/18)
A Galesburg couple needs help raking leaves out of their yard. Hourly pay with an immediate start date. Call Rob at 309-342-8286 for information.

Vending Assistant - Galesburg, IL (10/30/18)
Lively Vending is hiring a vending assistant. Will drive company van to correctional facilities. Will clean and fill vending machines. Will not interact with inmate hours; 6a-2p tues fri sun $12/hr. Will learn palm pilot system. Must possess minimal computer skills. Background check is extensive: drugs criminal violence

Job Type: Part-time
Shifts: Morning (Required)

Apply online at Keywords Lively Vending.

Restaurant/Food Service

Snack Bar Worker, Gizmo - Galesburg, IL (11/9/18)
Knox College invites applications for a Dining Services – Snack Bar Worker – Gizmo. This is a 30 hour per week, 10 month, benefit eligible position with varied shifts, including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.


  • Previous snack bar/fast food preparations and POS experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Must have basic math skills, and be able to read and follow instructions.
  • Food Handler's Certification required (upon hire)
  • Ability to move or lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

Apply online at

Kitchen Aide - Galesburg, IL (11/9/18)
The Knox County YMCA is looking for an outgoing and fun individual to join our team! Our preschool and licensed daycare facility is looking for kitchen help at the Early Learning Center. Responsibilities include preparing meals and snacks for the children, kitchen clean up, creating menus and other duties as assigned. Food sanitation or food handler certification preferred but we are willing to train. This is a part-time hourly position up to 29 hours per week. Candidates must have flexible availability and meet DCFS requirements as a teacher’s aide.

Please submit resumes to Amy Okrzesik at, Early Learning Center Coordinator, by Friday, November 23rd. 

License: Food Handler Certification (Preferred)

KFC Team Member - Galesburg, IL (11/6/8)
KFC is hiring a team member. 

The good news is that your training will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go:

  • You're a fun and friendly person who values customers and takes absolute pride in everything you do.
  • You like talking – a lot – even to strangers (despite what your Mom told you). This is important, because you're not able to text message customers.
  • You've got attitude - the right kind of course - and understand the need to be on time, all the time. With loads of energy, you understand that work is easier – and more fun – working as a team.
  • And you're at least 16 years old.

Apply online at

Steak 'n Shake Positions - Galesburg, IL (10/24/18)
Steak 'n Shake is hiring for the following positions:

  • Fountain operator
  • Drive thru operator
  • Grill cook 
  • Server
  • Line cook/dressing table
  • Manager
  • Food prep
  • Third shift server

Apply online at

Food Service Worker - Monmouth, IL (10/24/18)
Aramark is hiring a food service worker for their Monmouth College location. The Food Service Worker is responsible for preparing and/or building food items while providing customer service and adhering to food safety, food handling, and sanitation procedures. Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by Aramark location based on client requirements and business needs. 

Apply online at

Crew Member and Management - Monmouth, IL (10/1/18)
Burger King is hiring crew members and management. Apply online at

Pizza Hut Positions - Monmouth and Galesburg, IL (10/1/18)
Pizza Hut is hiring for the following positions for their Monmouth and Galesburg, IL locations.

  • Team Member
  • Delivery Driver
  • Management

Apply online at


Cashier - Galesburg, IL (11/13/18)
Beck Oil is hiring a cashier. Our company Cashier is responsible for consistently providing our customers with the highest possible level of customer service. Our Cashier responsibilities include; accurate operation of the cash register, including proper and accurate record of all transactions, assisting in store merchandising, including stocking and verification of current pricing, and food service safety requirements, as well as striving to provide a welcoming, clean and well-organized store appearance, at all times. Salary: $8.50 - $10.00 

Apply online at

Store Manager Trainee - Galesburg, IL (11/13/18)
Buddy’s Home Furnishings is looking for motivated, ambitious, and goal-oriented individuals who are looking for a rewarding career with the opportunity to advance into a management role in less time than you think!

As a Manager Trainee, you will get the opportunity to learn the different facets of our industry while building a rewarding career with a company where you make a difference each and every day!

Job Requirements: 

  • Must have a Valid Driver's License.
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must pass a drug screen
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in person and over the phone.
  • Manager Trainees are routinely required to lift, load, and use a dollies for heavy product
  • Must have a proven safety record, and satisfactory driving record in order to meet insurability requirements.

Apply online at Keywords Buddy's; Location Galesburg, IL.

Target Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/13/18)
Galesburg Target is hiring the following positions:

  • Seasonal Team Member
  • Seasonal Cashier Team Member
  • Guest Service Team Leader
  • Seasonal Apparel & Accessories Team Member
  • Apparel & Accessories Team Member
  • Seasonal Beauty Team Member
  • Electronics Team Member
  • Seasonal Sales Floor Team Member - Hardlines
  • Food Team Member
Apply online at or visit the store’s kiosk at: 1071 W Carl Sandburg Drive - Galesburg.

Hy-Vee Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/13/18)
Hy-Vee seeks applicants for the following positions. 

Henderson St. (all openings close at 12 noon on 11/29/18 unless otherwise noted)

  • Product Specialist, full time (closes at 12 noon on 11/18/18)
  • Bakery Clerk, part time
  • Hickory House Clerk, part time
  • Bakery Designer, part time
  • Asian Department Cook, part time
  • Delicatessen Clerk, part time
  • Night Stocker, part time
  • C-Store Clerk, part time
  • Wine and Spirits Clerk, part time

Apply online at

Shopko Positions - Galesburg, IL (11/13/18)
Shopko is hiring for the following positions:

  • Cashier
  • General merchandise salesfloor teammate
  • Apparel salesfloor teammate
  • General merchandise freight teammate
  • Optometrist
  • Temporary position - lawn and garden teammate
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Seasonal positions

Apply online at

Lowes Positions -  Galesburg, IL (10/24/18)
Lowes is hiring for the following positions:

  • Sales Specialist Plumbing
  • Delivery Driver
  • Service Manager
  • Assistant Store Manager Sales

Apply online at or visit the store and apply at the kiosk.

Customer Service Cashier - Knoxville, IL (11/6/18)
Loves Travel Stop is hiring a customer service cashier. 

Apply online at Click on Careers.

Sales Associate - Galesburg, IL (11/6/18)
GNC is hiring a part-time sales associate. The Part Time Retail Sales Associate position at GNC is the most important job in our company. As a Retail Sales Associate, you are doing more than selling products…you are the face of GNC to our customers. Your most important job is to educate and to provide outstanding customer service. 

Apply online at

Customer Service Rep - Galesburg, IL (11/6/18)
Aarons is hiring a customer service rep. Responsible for maintaining administrative organization, customer files and processing customer transactions. Major emphasis on in-store sales, telephone sales, direct marketing, new customer growth and renewal payment processing in the store. Plays key role in the upkeep of the showroom floor as per the first up system. 

Apply in person at 1379 North Henderson Street, Galesburg.

Early Morning Stocker - Galesburg, IL (11/6/18)
PetSmart is seeing to hire an early morning stocker. If you are a morning person this is the perfect fit for you. Come to PetSmart and rise and shine with our furry friends! This position requires working during non-operating store hours which may include weekends and holidays.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring shelves and storage areas are stocked with the right product
  • Unpacking and breaking down merchandise cartons and pallets
  • Displaying advertising and pricing signs
  • Providing exceptional customer service and assisting customers in locating and selecting the best solutions
  • Cleaning display cases, shelves, and aisles 

Apply online at Click on Careers.

Sales Associate - Galesburg, IL (10/31/18)
Sally Beauty is hiring a sales associate. 


  • Assist customers with knowledge, empathy and sincerity by directing them to products and explaining product features
  • Record all sales in the Point of Sale System and handle all monetary transactions accurately and effectively
  • Maintain excellent store appearance and assist with store merchandising to provide a positive shopping experience for our customers


  • Strong and dependable work ethic, with a drive to uphold our Culture of Can Do
  • Possess a passion for the beauty industry with the desire to teach our customers about our products
  • Self-starter with a drive to continuously learn and develop in their career
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Previous sales and/or cosmetology experience preferred but not required

Apply at your local Sally Beauty Supply Store
2779 Volunteer Drive
Galesburg, IL. 61401

Holiday Sales Associate - Galesburg, IL (10/29/18)
Five Below is hiring a holiday sales associate. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Creative thinking
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure

For a detailed job description and to apply, visit

Sales & Marketing

Automotive Sales Rep - Galesburg, IL (11/6/18)
City Select Motors is hiring an automotive sales rep. 

Automotive Sales Representative Benefits:

  • Full time position
  • Monthly performance bonus
  • Paid Vacation
  • We offer Healthcare benefits for our employees.
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401k retirement plan packages


  • Basic Computer Skills: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
  • License: Driver's License (Preferred)

Apply online at Keywords City Select Motors; Location Galesburg, IL.

Sales Professional - Galesburg, IL (11/6/18)
Martin Sullivan is hiring a sales professional. 


  • 1+ years equipment sales experience
  • Knowledge of agricultural or turf equipment and farming or operational practices preferred
  • Ability to use standard desktop load applications such as Microsoft Office and internet functions
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Excellent customer relationship skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret basic sales reports

Apply online at Click on Careers.

Parts Counter Sales - Galesburg, IL (10/24/18)
Birkey's is seeking applicants for the position of parts counter sales. The Parts Counter Salesperson represents the company to its customers for the purpose of selling parts and other merchandise. The Parts Counter Salesperson records and tracks merchandise and maintains the inventory control system. 

Apply online at

Sales Support - Galesburg, IL (10/24/18)
Fastenal seeks applicants for the position of sales support. Working as Part-Time Sales Support, you must have a strong interest in sales and enjoy working in a fast-paced challenging environment. This is an entry level position that will provide assistance to our customers from our branch located at 841 Enterprise Ave., Galesburg, IL 61401. 

Apply online at